In this essay, I argue with not to abolish the capital punishment. I endorse that I totally agree with Ernest Van Den Haag in his article “The Ultimate Punishments” and his responded to capital punishment opponents. In this paper I explain the view of Haag in his five arguments that capital punishment ideal is bringing justice to the society, as well I explained why I do support Haag in the use of capital punishment. Also I mention the religion point of view and what Islam says about death penalty finally I will conclude my essay emphasis my opinion.
I totally agree with death penalty and Haag argument in his article “The Ultimate Punishments”, Van Den Haag responses to five arguments against capital punishment, which they are distribution, miscarriages of justice, deterrence, Incidental issues: cost, relative suffering, and brutalization, and justice, excess, degeneration argument.
First argument Haag response to is distribution argument. The opponents of death penalty like Reiman argued that capital punishment is bad because of misdistribution among people who are convicted of murder and they believe that the distribution is based on racial discrimination. Haag replied that it shouldn’t conflate the morality of the death penalty with its unjust distribution among those who are guilty. Misdistribution among those who deserve it is irrelevant to justice “Guilt is personal” and it shouldn’t be determine by the color of people. (Whit, 2012)
For example: Imagine that two person A and B commit a crime for which they deserve the death penalty. A is executed and B isn’t. Whether or not A was executed has no impact on the fact that B deserved to be punished. Even if the death penalty punishes some while sparing others, it does not mean that everyone should be spared. The guilty should still be punished appropriately. The death penalty should apply to killers of black people as well as to killers of whites. The existence of some systemic problems is no...